I am a Japanese artist, whose paintings engage with both mood and colour. My works focus on both the abstract and the figurative including people and animals. I arrange interviews with people and take numerous photos in each session, and capture a specific moment of interest and use these as a source for my paintings. Key aspects of my work are the relationship between abstract materiality and the figurative, and the conscious mind and the unconscious.
I started the artistic career in my late 20s and have been exhibiting my artwork proactively since 2011. My paintings were nominated and displayed at RA Summer Exhibition in 2019 and longlisted for the Ruth Borchard self-portrait prize in 2021.
I have started to paint portraits for the first time since my childhood during the pandemic in 2020. The pandemic gave me a rare opportunity to look into my inner deep feeling.